The NAAGA Talks Law at Stoddards Gun Range

Last Saturday was the second meeting of the National African American Gun Association. There were about 20 people all together. It took place in room at Stoddards Gun Range in Midtown Atlanta, that looked a lot like a Starbucks, with the exception of a target set up on a tripod at the front of the […]

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Sometimes Black Men Stand their Ground Too

The video below shows Jehrardd Williams, a 28-year-old Fort Myers man, who was the victim of a racist attack in Lee County last year. You won’t see or hear his drunk attackers hurling racial slurs at the Hispanic man sitting next to him at the counter of the Waffle House, or at couple who entered the […]

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Walk Before You Can Drive: Looking for Solutions for Driving With Guns

Fast, short video on AIWB seated weapon draw from Raven Concealment Systems Eidolon holster system, the “Every man’s Appendix rig” Posted by Samuel R Hayes III on Monday, May 4, 2015 I’m new to carrying. For the past two months I’ve been dipping my big toe in the pool; carrying every night as I take […]

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Observations from the First Meeting of the National African American Gun Association

I spoke earlier about the National African American Gun Association. Until recently it was an unknown quantity. A good idea (an organization established with the unique needs of Black gun owners in mind) in search of the right execution. The first meeting took place about two weeks ago, at Stoddards Gun Range in Midtown Atlanta. […]

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How Not to Suck at Shooting: You Need Schoolin

My father owned guns my entire life. In that time I remember him going to the range a handful of times. By range I mean an expanse of red clay and briars behind a friend’s house in South Carolina and the back yard of our family’s home in Virginia. We called it plinking, and we […]

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Making Peace with the Concealed Carry: Not Comfortable, But…

  My gun and I with the Galco Holster during more tumultuous times. It’s not that I didn’t like the holster… It just wasn’t, um, comfortable. To be clear, I have never seen or heard anything to make me believe that concealed carry should be comfortable. If I wanted comfort, I could carry a few […]

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Guns and Coffee go Great Together. Why are they Trying to Keep them Apart?

  This exchange happened to me recently at my local neighborhood coffee shop. Owner: What do you write about? Me: Firearms. I write about guns from the perspective of a novice. Owner: Oh. I totally support the second amendment. Escorts me and my drink outside. Points to a sign on the window. A gun with […]

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